Pros: rewarding to know you have made a patients life better.
Cons: attachment to patients, they reach a place where you can no longer help them.
Loved working directly with patients, teaching them how to care for themselves at work and home. Performed Pertinoneal Dialysis on patients, home visits, reviewed labs. Worked as interdisciplinary team. Worked well with co-workers. Fell in love with most patients, felt special bond with each and everyone of them.
Most difficult part of job was losing – more... a patient, not all ESRD patients are candidates for PD.
Chaotic atmosphere which I enjoyed. My co-workers and I helped one another without hesitation. While each nurse maintained her patient load, always assisting each patient was our goal. – less